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in the war on obesity. >>> and call it the tour defalse. lance armstrong finally admits to doping and ready to take other people down with him. >>> welcome back, everybody. fed chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. economy is, quote, not yet out of the woods. the nation's top banker says avoiding the fiscal cliff was good, especially since the alternative would have probably been another recession. but he says there's more work ahead, such as raising the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. >>> coca-cola is running spots on cable television that say it's doing its part on obesity. the ads point out that more than one-fourth of its beverages are low-calorie. and burning off the 180 calories from a can of coke can be fun. critics say the commercials minimize the issue and are just damage control. >>> apple is on fire over its stock slump. shares are down to about $500, off almost one-third since last september. the stock peaked at more than $700 when the iphone 5 was announced. sales of the phone are pretty weak, putting pressure on apple to develop a cheaper version. >>> and anoth
-reaching doping scandal, lance armstrong is now apologizing. >> why this is a very costly move for armstrong, who has denied for years that he's taken performance enhancing drugs. it's tuesday, january 15. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get right to the armstrong apology in just a moment, because really that is, i think, the headline today. >> absolutely. and a complete fall from grace after years of strong, passionate denials to everybody. >> almost belligerent in his denial. >> to everybody, cameras, in court, to his sponsors, his friends. and now the truth has finally come out. >>> also this morning, major developments in the gun control debate. the president may bypass congress to call for reforms, while one state is beating the feds, passing the nation's first gun reform deal since the newtown massacre. >> not the only state to take action. things are starting to unroll a little bit on that issue. >>> later this half hour, an unlikely weapon in the war on obesity. how
be the costliest case against lance armstrong by far. and his biggest headache going forward. this morning, sources say the lying is over. after a decade of denials -- >> i have never doped. >> reporter: -- even lawsuits, and vicious attacks against his detractors -- >> i've never taken performance-enhancing drugs. >> reporter: -- sources tell abc news that lance armstrong now admits he really was on more than just his bike. and this morning, oprah's revealing new details about her interview. >> yes, think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: armstrong is in talks to possibly repay some of the millions of dollars the u.s. postal service paid to sponsor his team. money the federal government is already considering suing to get back. betsy and her husband, frankie, were close armstrong friends for years before being attacked by armstrong for refusing to lie. >> i never thought that this day would come. and it's very hard what he's done. but it's not enough. he was aided and abetted. he did not do this on his own. >> reporter
livestrong staff members, sources tell abc news lance armstrong took responsibility for the damage his actions have caused the livestrong foundation. the cancer charity he founded and which helped turn him from athlete to global icon. it's not just about the drugs, but the defiance, his categorical insistence that he never cheated, now coming back to haunt him. >> i have never doped. >> reporter: you could see it in his unflinching glare. for more than a decade, on tv, to fans, sponsors and cancer survivors. >> the cynics, and the skeptics, i'm sorry for you. i'm sorry you can't dream big. i'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. >> reporter: even under oath -- >> i can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> reporter: today, sources say armstrong is attempting to apologize by phone to a select few former friends, including ex-teammate floyd landis, who broke his silence to abc news in 2010 and sparked armstrong's downfall. >> i think that the team had become paranoid that the police or somebody was watching the hotel rooms. >> reporter: but can a tell-all with oprah repair th
. sam has the upsidedown forecast. >>> new this morning -- is lance armstrong finally coming clean? he's said he's calm and ready to speak candidly.
? >> thank you, sam. >> welcome back. >> and josh? >>> we begin with lance armstrong. he's speaking up this morning, ahead now of the big interview with oprah winfrey today. once one of the most revered athletes ever is now expected to admit to blood doping and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. abc's neal karlinsky has followed this story from day one. so, neal, what exactly is neal saying? what are we expecting to hear today? >> reporter: we expect a confession. sources close to armstrong say we can expect to see his human side. they say that he'll speak openly, honestly, and directly with oprah, but likely only offer a limited confession. we know for instance, he has a standing offer on the table with the u.s. anti-doping agency that could reduce his lifetime ban to just about eight years or less even now, if he comes clean and names names. so far, he's not taken them up on that offer. >> so, neal, from the perspective of armstrong's camp, lot of questions about, what is to be gained and lost here? >> reporter: the stakes are huge for armstrong. there are at least three civil s
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